For years Bushnell struggled to land the number one spot on the market as the leading golf rangefinder manufacturer. But all that changed with the introduction of their latest line of pro-quality rangefinders that you’ll commonly see these days out on the course. Their newest model, the Pro X7 is everything a golfer could as for.
The Bushnell Pro X7 features a compact, sturdy construction that provides some nice heft to the rangefinder. This model is also waterproof, so it can be used in wet weather conditions. The Pro X7 is considered one of the most accurate golf rangefinders on the market and it comes equipped with all the bells and whistles the golf lover needs and wants.
Overview and Features
This model offers an extra level of accuracy, ranging from half a yard to one yard, which will definitely give you more confidence out on the green.
A powerful model, users can shoot the flag from an impressive range of up to five hundred and fifty feet. The 7x magnification makes it easy to point and shoot, providing a crystal-clear viewing experience, thanks to the VDT.
VDT stands for vivid display technology. Basically, this simply means you’ll enjoy optimal viewing conditions in any type of light, regardless of how light or dark the sky is.
The Bushnell Jolt feature will really step up your golf game. This feature allows you to lock on a flag, so you’ll have a solid target. To use, place your eye up to the eyepiece and press the button one time to turn on the feature. Next, hold the bullseye over the flag of your choice, hit the button a second time and release it as it locks onto the flag. You’ll know it has located the target once you feel the jolt, hence the name of the feature.
For beginners, and even some seasoned golfers, it can be difficult to calculate the distance to a flag just by eyeballing it, especially if you’re playing on a course with plenty of hills, ditches, and ridges. This model comes equipped with slope compensation, which measures the distance from the golfer to the flag and calculates the elevation changes based on the slope of the green.
Also called extreme speed precision, this feature delivers a near zero error precision yardage in just seconds. Combined with the slope and Jolt feature, you can see why this model has a reputation for accuracy.
The Pro x7 offers top notch optics, complete with a snappy, fast focus. Golfers will enjoy excellent image quality with plenty of contrast and detail. The display itself is easy to read and not cluttered like the display on the Bushnell Tour v3 golf rangefinder.
The rangefinder can easily handle light to heavy rainfall, however, it should never be submerged. It’s also fog proof, thanks to the Rain Guard HD coating, in addition to the rubber-armored exterior. The casing is shock absorbent, which provides top of the line protection against falls. Just like on high-quality binoculars, the optics chamber has been nitrogen purged and the lenses are also O-ring sealed.
The rangefinder’s large, bulky design means you’ll have to carry it around in the included carrying case. It’s too large to clip onto your belt or wear around your neck. For some, this can be a deal breaker.
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Out on the Green
The Pro X7 uses a premium Class One laser that’s FDA approved. The laser shoots out, rebounding off objects with just the touch of a button. The internal high-speed clock calculates how long it takes for the laser beam to bounce off an object and return. This allows the rangefinder to immediately measure the distance within the plus or minus one-yard range. The user can immediately read the results using the LCD screen.
The golfer can set the screen to display the measurement in either meters or yards. This entire process happens in a fraction of a second, which is what makes this model one of the fastest on the market.
The rangefinder operates on a lithium CR123 battery. This type of battery does an excellent job of handling power consumption. The rangefinder will power off after short periods of inactivity in order to preserve battery life. On average, it’s been reported that one lithium battery can last up to one year.
Ease of Use
In the middle of the afternoon, when you’re suffering from golf shoulder pain from carrying around your heavy golf clubs all day, you need a golf rangefinder that will be an asset on the green, not one that’s complicated to use. Fortunately, not only does this Bushnell rangefinder have a high score for accuracy, but it’s also very user-friendly. In fact, the simple display and buttons makes it easy to get an accurate reading in under a second.
- Vivid display
- Incredibly fast
- Jolt technology
- Slope compensation
- Performs well with reflective flags
- Comes with a hard carrying case
- Bulky design
- Hefty price tag